Religion calendar, Sept. 14-21, 2018

Religion calendar, Sept. 14-21, 2018

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Olivet Holiness Camp meeting. Continues 6:30 p.m. today to Sunday, Olivet Holiness Tabernacle, off Route 1 on Ash Street, Olivet. Inspirational and uplifting messages from local pastors, Glen Thompson of Liberty at Friends Chapel, today; Troy Horne, minister at Georgetown Nazarene churches, Saturday; Joe White will speak and provide the music, Sunday. Joe and his wife, Mindy, minister at the Vermilion Grove and Ridge Farm Friends churches. Call 217-269-2482.

Annual cake night. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Baha'i Center, 807 E. Green St., U. A free event, meant as a social function only. If cake is not for you, there will be other goodies of the fresh variety. Call 355-6557.

Outdoor movie. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sidney Christian Church, 305 E. Main, Sidney. The movie, "I Can Only Imagine." At 7 p.m., the longest banana split ever seen in Sidney will be served. This event was rescheduled from last week because of inclement weather. For information, call 407-608-0090.

Heart, Hands and Voice — A Community Together. 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday,First Presbyterian Church of Champaign, corner of Hill and State streets. No special skills required to stuff bags or make scarves and hats to benefit Jesus is the Way Prison Ministry, Salt & Light, Courage Connection, Crisis Nursery, Canteen Run, Women's SAFE House, Faith in Action and DREAM House. Piato Catering, Dragon Fire Pizza and Kona Ice will be on hand for lunch. Music by Jean René Balekita. Call 356-7238 or email

Pastoral anniversary celebration. 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. services Sunday, Salem Baptist Church, 500 E. Park St., C. Celebrating 37 years of pastoral service for the Rev. Dr. Laude E. and Sister Montrula Shelby Sr. "A Willling Servant Sent by God." The Rev. John Shelby of New Bethel Church, East St. Louis, guest speaker at 11 a.m.; and the Rev. B.J. Tatum of Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, choir and congregation, special guests at 3:30 p.m.


Food distribution:

— St. Luke's food pantry. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, St. Luke CME Church, 809 N. Fifth St., C. Call 356-4922 or email for more information.

— Wesley Evening Food Pantry. Pantry hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in Rooms 48 and 50, Wesley Student Center United Methodist Church, 120 W. Green St., U. Additionally, college students-only pantry hours, 3 to 5 p.m. first Monday of month; student ID required. For information, or call 344-1120.

St. Pat's Tolono Arts and Crafts Fair and Lunch. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, St. Patrick Tolono Parish Hall, 304 E. Vine St., Tolono. Pulled pork, hot dog or Sloppy Joe lunch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Email or for information.

Harambee 20th Anniversary Celebration. Doors open, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Little Galilee Christian Camp, 7539 Little Galilee Road, Clinton. Jewelry and crafts made by Pokot women and men will be for sale; all proceeds go to the Pokot artisan. A presentation by Barb O'Donohue, executive director of Children of Pokot Educational Fund (COPE). Complimentary dinner at 5 p.m. Proceeds will support the ministry of COPE in Pokot, Kenya. Email or call 737-3936 by Sunday to attend. Children of Pokot Educational Fund, P.O. Box 903, Lincoln, IL 62656.


Public forum on challenging corporate rule. 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24, Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign, 309 W. Green St., U. Topic, "Democratic Revolution or Corporate Rule: It's Up to Us!," featuring Greg Colridge, national outreach director of Move to Amend, the national campaign to abolish corporate constitutional rights and eliminate big money from elections. Sponsored by the Social Action Committee at the church and Move to Amend. Free child care. For information or to register with the age(s) of your children, email or call 217-377-6787.


Class registrations due. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 905 S. Russell St., C. St. Peter's will host an ESL course, taught by Christina Havenland, an ESL teacher at Parkland for 18 years, and a parenting course, taught by Gladys Hunt, MSW, both 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 1-Nov. 19 in Fellowship Hall and begins with light supper at 5:15 p.m. Child care available. Class, child care and materials are free. Registration is limited to the first 25 people (child care limited to 20 children). Register by Sept. 21. Call 356-3635 or email

Bible study. 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 27 through Oct. 18, Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana. Free. Call 217-367-2100 or


Back to School combined service and potluck. 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Wesley Student Center and United Methodist Church, 1203 W. Green St., U. Lunch served in the Great Hall after the service. Wesley families encouraged to bring two dishes to share, singles bring one dish to share, guest and students welcome to simply bring their appetites and a friend.

Blood drives. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21, Tuscola First Christian Church, 100 Church St.; 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Paxton First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Center St. To make an appointment, visit or call800-733-2767.

Stitch-a-thon. 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 23, Bible Education Center at Lincoln Square, Urbana. Donations of yarn or money are graciously accepted. Call 217-367-2100 or email

Champaign-Urbana Christian Women's Connection Luncheon. 11:45 a.m. Sept. 25, Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C. Luncheon for area ladies. Speaker: Diane Dassing of Crest Hill, "A Tale Without A Fairy." Music: Miranda Czerwonka. Feature: "How to Be Safe Out in The World" by Illinois State Police Sgt. Wendi Westfall. Tickets $17 at door. Affiliated with StonecroftMinistries. Call 649-1592 or 586-7026.